"If we move quickly this week, it may still be possible to avoid having those European parliament elections and for us to be able to get on and do this".
Mrs May's statement came after warnings from European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier that a no-deal departure on the deadline of April 12 was becoming "day after day more likely".
Speaking in Brussels, Mr Barnier said: "An extension would carry significant risks for the EU".
French President Emmanuel Macron and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are meeting in Paris to discuss the impact of Brexit.
President Macron told reporters that the European Union "cannot be hostage to the political crisis in the UK", and the government must come forward with "credible" reasons for an extension.
"We are now in a really unsafe situation with a serious and growing risk of no-deal in 10 days' time", said opposition Labour lawmaker, Yvette Cooper, who has proposed the legislation alongside eleven others from several political parties, including members of May's Conservatives.
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He packed all of them with a potentially deadly mix: powder from fireworks, fertilizer, a pool chemical and glass fragments. Sayoc is accused of sending bubble-wrapped manila envelopes to other elite Democrats such as Barack Obama and Joe Biden .
The MPs did not give a timetable for the legislation, but are due to take control of parliamentary time on Wednesday, when they could either debate the legislation or set out when they intend to try and pass the bill.
Sir Oliver added: "This is a last-ditch attempt to prevent our country being exposed to the risks inherent in a no-deal exit".
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier says that Britain's exit from the European Union without a deal "becomes day after day more likely" after the United Kingdom parliament again rejected alternatives to the government's unpopular divorce deal. "But it is definitely worth trying".
"The Government would then bring forward the Withdrawal Agreement bill".
MPs have again failed to find a way forward on Brexit as all four options put to the Commons were rejected on Monday night.
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This has means you get an RYYB sensor , which Huawei says can yield a maximum ISO rating of up to 409,600 on the P30 Pro . The Huawei P30 , on the other hand, will have a usual non-curved display with a waterdrop notch and thin bezels.
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Apple says Apple Card can track spending across devices, won't have any late or annual fees, and will offer 2 per cent cash back. One new aspect of the app is a dedicated kids section, which clearly took some cues from Netflix's children's UI.
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Double faults have been too frequent but, up until Friday's semi-final, he had overcome them with timely, all-round solid serving. Both he and Shapovalov will next play the Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo starting on Sunday April 14.
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The proposed stimulus program calls for virtual elimination by 2030 of greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming. It's been panned as "socialism" on the right and tacitly disavowed by more moderate Democrats in Republican-leaning states.